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Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

Mexican Cartels and Culture
Tuesday, January 4 - Thursday, January 6, 2022
Course Start: 9:30 AM CT
Directions:

Course Start Times are listed below for each Time Zone:

Pacific: 0730 AM
Mountain: 0830 AM
Central: 0930 AM
Eastern: 1030 AM


MCTC Distance Learning Requirements

 1. An internet enabled device: Macbook, PC, Desktop, Chromebook, or Mobile Device
 2. A valid physical (no P.O. boxes) mailing address to ship course materials
  
Additional Notes about MCTC Distance Learning Courses
 1. All personal identifying information will be deleted after course completion
 2. Due to the sensitive information in the course, all registrations will be labeled "APPLY FOR TRAINING" until positive identification can be confirmed
 3. Please attach a copy of your department issued photo ID in the registration form
 4. Once identification is confirmed, a confirmation email will verify your placement in the course
 5. Physical course materials and Distance Learning information will be sent out prior to the start of the course

Registration
Registration is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel.

Cost
There is no cost to attend this training. 

Course Description

The course is designed to increase the student’s knowledge and awareness of Mexican Cartel influence and their trafficking activities. Students learn the history of cartels in a past-to-present manner. Students gain a better understanding of how and where cartels operate and whom they partner with to carry out illicit activities. In addition, the course details the culture surrounding cartels and their associates to include music and spiritual influences. 

Topics Included

  • History of cartels
  • Current cartels
  • Territory of Cartels
  • Associated criminal elements (gangs) in Central and North America
  • Political influence of cartels
  • Criminal enterprises of cartelscartels
  • Naloxone/Narcan employment
  • Narcocorridos (Music of the Cartels)
  • Patron Saints
  • Brujas (Witches) and Curanderos (Healers)
  • Spiritual and religious influences

Course Length
Mexican Cartels and Culture is a 2.5 day (20 hour) course.

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites to attend this course.


STUDENT CONTACT INFORMATION
*Required
First Name:*

Last Name:*

Position/Title/Rank:*

Phone Work: (include area code)*

Cell Phone: (include area code)*

*Note: .mil addresses are currently unable to receive confirmation emails or attachments from MCTC, please input a civilian or commercial email address below

Email Address for confirmation, ZOOM link, Course Evaluation, and Certificate
*Email Address:


LAW ENFORCEMENT CREDENTIALS*
Attach a photo of your credentials

AGENCY / ORGANIZATION 
*Required
Agency/Organization Name:*

Agency Type:*

Agency City:*

Agency State:*
Agency Zip code:*


SUPERVISOR/TRAINING MANAGER*
*Required
Full Name*

Phone Work: (include area code)*

E-mail:*


STUDENT MAILING ADDRESS (for Course Materials)* NO P.O. BOXES
* Incomplete address info will disqualify your application
Street Address and Apt/Bldg:

City, State, Zip Code:


ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
Are you currently a member of the US Armed Forces 
(Active, Reserve, Guard, or Auxiliary)?
*


Is your agency/organization a HIDTA participant?*